Rate of gastric emptying is a determinant of postprandial hypotension in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

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1. Postprandial hypotension is now recognized as an important clinical problem, particularly in the elderly and in patients with autonomic dysfunction. The mechanisms responsible are poorly understood; however, impaired regulation of splanchnic blood flow and the release of gastrointestinal hormones appear to be important. The effect of gastric emptying on… (More)

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